“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.”
— Nelson Mandela
The world today is changing rapidly. The paradigms are shifting endlessly. We are moving from peace to violence, from honesty to corruption, from love to lust, from community to self-centredness.
The new year at Fr Agnel Multipurpose School & Junior College, Ambernath, was marked by a celebration called When You Believe…, a musical attempt to awaken the self-belief in oneself. The students brought alive on stage, through dance-drama-song sequences, the values that are missing in the world today. Recreated in the theme, When You Believe…, was a world where good rightfully defeats evil, where goodness reigns supreme even after the forces of darkness use all the crookedness at their disposal to consume it.
Through the portrayal of characters from the innocent world of Walt Disney, the students showed that the need of the day is to believe in oneself and in the guiding hand of the Almighty. When You Believe…, the musical extravaganza, was a child’s cry for peace, a plea for a return to humanism. In a world, where it is very easy to go astray, When You Believe… was a call to unlock from within each one the inherent goodness that we are born with, to join hands together to make a better world.
The creed When You Believe… rang out as the anthem of the event. It became the very soul of every participant and the heartbeat of every person who witnessed the event.
I believe for every drop of rain that falls
A flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
A candle glows
I believe for everyone who goes astray
Someone will come to show the way.
I believe above a storm the smallest prayer
Can still be heard
I believe that someone in the great somewhere
Hears every word.
No horizon is too far
No storm too strong
No night too dark
No thunder too long
The impossible becomes possible and every mountain can be moved
If only you believe.
The puzzles fit in together
Burdens become light as a feather
Hope comes within your reach
Any miracle you can achieve
When you believe!
Everyone present was truly touched and went back home feeling empowered to save the world from ruin by ushering back peace, love, joy and goodness and willing to sacrifice their personal gains so these lost values may once again govern our thoughts, words, decisions and actions.